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Sheep Ovis aries Shoulder height 50-70cm Coat comprises thick, rigid hair and thin, curly wool. Male (ram) has horns in most breeds. Female (ewe) usually has shorter horns. Juvenile (lamb) resembles female, but with shorter, cleaner coat. In lambing season, mothers and lambs utter the familiar ‘baaing’ and bleating calls respectively. Domesticated for millennia, kept for milk, wool, meat and hide.
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Sheep Ovis aries Shoulder height 50-70cm Coat comprises thick, rigid hair and thin, curly wool. Male (ram) has horns in most breeds. Female (ewe) usually has shorter horns. Juvenile (lamb) resembles female, but with shorter, cleaner coat. In lambing season, mothers and lambs utter the familiar ‘baaing’ and bleating calls respectively. Domesticated for millennia, kept for milk, wool, meat and hide.

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Date: 30 Jun 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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